February Meeting

When: 2/19/2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaker: Ryan Adams

Speaker Bio: Ryan has worked for Verizon for 15 years. He is the sole SQL Server DBA for his group. His primary focus is the SQL Server Engine and performance, but also works with SSRS and SSIS. Prior to becoming a SQL DBA, he was a Senior Active Directory Architect and Identity Management Consultant where he architected the company's worldwide Active Directory infrastructure supporting over 250k users. He enjoys being involved in the SQL community and serves on the Board of Directors for the North Texas SQL Server User Group and is President of the PASS Performance Virtual Chapter. He also serves as a Regional Mentor for PASS and holds the following certifications: MCP MCSA MCSE MCDBA MCTS MCITP.

Topic: SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn

Summary:

Ryan will be presenting on SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn. In this presentation he'll explain what the new SQL 2012 AlwaysOn high availability and disaster recovery solution is all about. He'll talk about the different levels of protection it provides through Windows Clustering, SQL Clustering, and Availability Groups. We'll discuss how these three things come together to protect your databases. We'll finish with a dive into availability group configuration and the new capabilities it gives us.

Location: CoHabitat - 500 CLYDE FANT PARKWAY • SUITE 200, Shreveport, LA 71101map

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January Meeting

When: 1/15/2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaker: Jeremy Abbott

Speaker Bio: Jeremy is a Project Manager and Developer at Praeses and has been working in web technologies for the last 7 years.

Topic: Owin and Katana

Summary:

OWIN defines a standard interface between .NET web servers and web applications. The goal of the OWIN interface is to decouple server and application, encourage the development of simple modules for .NET web development, and, by being an open standard, stimulate the open source ecosystem of .NET web development tools. Jeremy will be talking to us about this exciting development in the ASP.NET Web stack. Welcome back everyone! I hope everyone had a great holiday and is ready to get back to it! As always, food and drinks will be provided and we have some door prizes to give away! Please RSVP via Facebook so that I can make sure to have enough of everything.

Location: CoHabitat - 500 CLYDE FANT PARKWAY • SUITE 200, Shreveport, LA 71101map

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October Meeting

When: 10/16/2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaker: Andrew Butler

Speaker Bio: Andrew Butler is the DBA for Jurisdiction Online at Praeses. He has been in his current role as DBA for four years. Before moving into database development, Andrew was a web development consultant for the Business Technologies Division of Praeses. Andrew is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a degree in Computer Science.

Topic: ORMs?.... Over my Database?

Summary:

Andrew Butler will be going over how to get ORM’s to interact with SQL Server effectively. He will be focusing on performance, security, and data integrity. Your DBA will thank you for attending

Location: CoHabitat - 500 CLYDE FANT PARKWAY • SUITE 200, Shreveport, LA 71101map

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September Meeting

When: 9/18/2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaker: Cole Brand

Speaker Bio: Cole Brand is a software developer currently slowly migrating through Plano before he finds his next gig. Working at a startup as a senior software dev, his background includes asp.net, databases and wcf, with a heavy dose of javascript and TSQL. His preferred language is javascript. He is a Stack Exchange moderator for http://dba.stackexchange.com/ and spends his free time catching up on sleep. His motto is "passionate developers build passionate communities".

Topic: Dapper and Mini Profiler

Summary:

Cole will present on the usage of the ASP.NET MVC Mini Profiler and the Dapper micro-orm, including how to work with them in conjunction to get good feedback from your apps while you're debugging, and turn it off in production. The talk will also cover ORMs in general and why Cole prefers micro-orms.

Location: CoHabitat - 500 CLYDE FANT PARKWAY • SUITE 200, Shreveport, LA 71101map

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